Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sense and Sensibility Underthings in Review

I am fairly satisfied with the way the Sense and Sensibility chemise and short stays turned out (and yes I crisscrossed the lacing).  The stays I sewed completely on the machine (except for the eyelets)  and the chemise I did any visible stitching by hand. 

PLEASE NOTE::: The stays pattern is WAYYY big...measure first *i had to adjust even after measuring*

It took a good solid 3 days with the hand sewing but overall wasn't too horrid.  I also bought the downloadable version from the site so that took awhile to piece together but not too bad.  I have been super busy so I didn't track the progress but will hopefully be able to for the spencer jacket and bonnet.  Also stay tuned for men's regency wear!!! Cut away tailcoats and drop front breeches!  Can't wait to see everyone's 19th century fabulousness!  Hoping to see some steampunkers as well so I can chat a bit about upcoming events and good costume ideas ;)


Thursday, June 17, 2010

another Regency undies overview

Regency underwear must be on everybody's minds lately!  Here's another great overview that just popped up on my blog reader yesterday.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

19th Century Tea Online Purchasing

Due to the reservations needed for our 19th century tea, we have been asked to have a firm headcount for our party.  To accomplish this, we are asking that all attendees pre-register for the tea.  Below you will find a Paypal button for purchasing your seat a the tea.  Ticket sales will end on June 30th and we will be unable to guarantee accomodation for anyone who did not pre-register.  If you have any questions, please contact the event chair, Kaycee, who is also our Vice President.

Purchase tickets to the 19th Century Tea here:

Please list all attendees in the Special Instructions portion of the paypal purchase so we can make a check-in list.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

regency underthings

A number of us are working on creating some new Regency-period costumes for the 19th c. tea, the Antique Elegance Show, or for the Pride and Prejudice Pity Party next year.  If you would like to see a good overview of some of the major Regency undergarment patterns that are out there, you might want to check out this site.  I thought this was very helpful - especially when they linked to pictures of finished examples! I'm working on the Past Patterns long stays right now, and I think I'm going to try one of those free chemise patterns at the top of the page.  I'll let you know how they turn out.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Suffragette recap

I had a wonderful time at the suffragette event last weekend!  We had 12 ladies in attendance (including the wee ones) who were wearing a wonderful range of fashions dating from the early 1900's up to the early 20's.  We did a little shopping at the farmer's market (yay cookies!) and then came back and shared a yummy light picnic lunch.  I really enjoyed chatting with everybody and taking lots of pictures in our beautiful setting.  And I had a blast making the banners and poster and researching some of the writings of the suffragettes.  Thanks to everybody who came out!  Here are my pictures from the event.